edotco launches inaugural sustainability blueprint
By Digital News Asia July 8, 2022
- The telco infrastructure company joins UN’s Global Compact
- Aims to become a top five TowerCo through sustainable growth
edotco Group, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, has launched its sustainability blueprint to fulfil its commitment to connecting the world equitably and sustainably.
In a statement, the company said the blueprint illustrates the organisation’s mission to become a top five global telecommunications tower company (TowerCo) through sustainable and responsible growth, focusing on achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and aligning with its stakeholders’ sustainability ambitions.
edotco said it has release a report of a compendium of its sustainability efforts to date and catalogues the company’s efforts along its sustainability journey, as it aligns its growth with key environmental, social and governance (ESG) fundamentals, in Malaysia and across its markets of operation.
The reporting period ran from Jan 1 to 31 Dec 2021, with a scope that encompasses all edotco’s operations and its subsidiaries with locations.
According to Malaysia's minister of finance, Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, the government is steadfast in its commitment to nurturing development projects and programmes that prioritise ESG principles that are aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
“This focus underscores the 12th Malaysia Plan’s goal of revitalising the country’s socioeconomic development, with long term sustainability and prosperity serving as the foundation for improving the nation’s wellbeing,” he said.
According to edotco, TowerCos as the entities crucial for building the infrastructure to enable the delivery of communications networks and are poised to take up the responsibility in making their operations sustainable, so that they can help multiply sustainability efforts across various dimensions across society and business.
The company said it is committed to laying the foundations needed to build future societies based on strategic focus areas.
This includes managing environmental impact and decarbonisation (environmental), creating meaningful relationships in the company and with its stakeholders, focusing on the aspects of labour and community (social) and upholding diligent standards and best practices to protect stakeholder interests (governance).
Mohamed Adlan Ahmad Tajudin (pic), chief executive officer of edotco Group, “Our sustainability framework underscores our pledge to meet this ambition without losing sight of the ESG fundamentals required to enable thriving communities, across Malaysia and the world at large.
“We are now moving into the next phase of powering equitable digital transformation and realising a 5G future – doing so with the full commitment of working closely and transparently with our stakeholders to meet our shared aspirations,” said Tajudin.
Moving forward, the company said it will continue to green its operations via its Centre for Design Excellence (CoDE) in innovating tower designs using alternative materials, structures and power systems as it strives to foster a low carbon future.
To date, edotco claimed that it has managed to halve its carbon emissions footprint by as much as 57% on average per site.
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